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Turkish food is traditionally eaten while sitting on a clean floor

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Turkey has a rich variety of cuisine that makes it worthwhile just to take a culinary tour of the country. You cannot identify one dominant Turkish food like the Italian pasta or the French sauce, but the Turks have perfected their cuisine to a fine craft that reflects their refinement of culture.

Turkey has a long repertoire of ancient recipes that were perfected by the chefs eager to please the Sultans. Turkish food is simple in presentation, its natural flavor not camouflaged by sauces; ever since the Ottomans passed laws to regulate freshness of food, leftovers are seldom found in Turkish homes.

It is said that travelers in Turkey, "come for the history but stay for the food". Make sure you carry home a Turkish food item like a Turkish Delight as a souvenir from Turkey.

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